Sunday, May 19, 2019

Someone's Breaking Car Windows, and The Cops Have Issued An Alert

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In several communities north of Lawrence Avenue, including Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Lincoln Square, and West Ridge, someone is throwing bricks or rocks through the back windows of vehicles. We're gonna take a wild guess that it's for the purpose of burglarizing them.

A few words:
  • Don't make your vehicle a target. Don't leave anything -- anything -- in plain sight in your vehicle. We've heard of windows being broken for car chargers and bottles of soda.
  • If you know anything, please call the detectives. The number is 312-744-8263.
  • If see see something suspicious, call 911. "Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information."
According to a statement released by the police, it is likely one or two persons creating all this mayhem, described as a male or males wearing a long hooded jacket, dark pants, and light colored gym shoes.

The incidents times and locations are (Uptown locations highlighted):
  • 1200 block of W. Arthur Ave. on May 01, 2019 at approximately 3:00 PM
  • 7500 block of N. Ridge Blvd. on May 03-04, 2019 between 9:00 PM - 6:00 AM
  • 4900 block of N. Marine Dr. on May 07-08, 2019 between 5:30 PM - 6:45 AM
  • 7400 block of N. Sheridan Rd. on May 09-10, 2019 between 9:45 PM - 12:00 AM
  • 1900 block of W. Lawrence Ave. on May 11-12, 2019 between 9:50 PM- 9:45 AM
  • 1100 block of W. Columbia Ave. on May 12-13, 2019 between 2:00 PM- 7:30 AM
  • 900 block of W. Carmen Ave. on May 14-15, 2019 between 6:00 PM – 7:50 AM
  • 7100 block of N. Paulina St. on May 15-16, 2019 between 10:00 PM – 8:00 AM
  • 2800 block of W. Chase Ave. on May 18, 2019 between 3:19 AM – 4:00 AM
  • 2900 block of W. Sherwin Ave. on May 18, 2019 between 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM
  • 7500 block of N. Rockwell St. on May 18, 2019 between 12:55 PM – 1:20 PM
  • 2800 block of W. Touhy Ave. on May 18, 2019 between 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM
  • 1000 block of W. Balmoral Ave. on 17-18, 2019 between 3:30 PM – 12:25 PM
  • 2900 block of W. Jerome St. on May 18, 2019 at approximately 6:30 PM


  1. With all the surveillance cameras all over the city you would think there would be video of these events. In fact, it seems that every block, every other building and house should have a cop cam (spy cam).

  2. This happened to us the last weekend of April on the 4800 block of N. Sheridan. Didn't see it until we were on our way out Saturday morning, but someone had obviously thrown a brick at the back passenger window. Scratched it all up but didn't break it thankfully.

  3. What gain or joy does the perpetrator derive from vandalism? I mean, I don't condone thieving and burglary, but at least there's a rational motive? What's the satisfaction in making the world an uglier place for no gain whatsoever?